Skip to comments.Pitt fires recently hired Haywood after arrest
Posted on 01/01/2011 3:08:55 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Pittsburgh has fired football coach Mike Haywood, a day after he was arrested on a domestic violence charge.
He was arrested Friday following an incident at his South Bend home, said an officer at the St. Joseph County Jail who declined to give her name. She said Haywood was scheduled to appear in court on Monday.
Haywood was released on $1,000 cash bond Saturday after the charge was upgraded to a felony.
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That is the school’s statement: “We will immediately re-open our search for a head football coach, expanding the process to include a larger pool of candidates. Our goal is to move swiftly, but prudently, to find the right person to successfully lead the Pitt football program for what we hope will be an extended period of time.”
Good for Pitt. No messing around. I like that.
As far as Haywood is concerned, his life has just changed forever.
Sometimes that can happen from just one, stupid, instantaneous mistake.
Betcha he’s replaced by a minority coach. Rodriquez at Michigan might be loose.
He’ll play the race card in 5, 4, 3, 2, ...
He is/was a minority coach.
No way would I want Rodriquez to coach Pitt!!
Wow, his tenure was about as long a George O’Leary’s at Notre Dame.
Oh yeah, Rodriquez would be a great coach.....just look what he’s done for Michigan! If Pitt wants to regress their program and become massive losers, he’s perfect for the job! Hey, nice Bowl Rod!
Yeah.. I wonder whatever happened to that lying psycho O’Leary?
He beat Georgia yesterday 10-6.
Next will be a phone call from Zero to whomever hires this guy next, talking about the importance of Mike Vick ‘second chances’.
Wow! I didn’t realize that scumbag had the gall to not just disappear! Some people have absolutely no shame.
And a college actually hired him? Sheesh...
He’s put UCF on the map. They had a very good season.
Character? And "values in line with the university?" How come he didn't marry his baby mama?
Arrest is a long way from conviction. It’s even possible he did nothing wrong at all, we just don’t know. A hasty move on Pitt’s part that may yet bite ‘em in the arse.
Pederson should hire Bill Callahan.
Mark Mangino has been hired as the new coach.
Wasn’t Pederson fired for hiring Callahan when he was AD at abother school?
Police said Haywood became engaged in a custody dispute with a woman with whom he has a child. The unidentified woman told police that Haywood grabbed her by the arm and neck and pushed her as she tried to leave.
The woman had marks on her neck, arms and back, police said.
statement released on behalf of university Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg.
To be clear, the universitys decision is not tied to any expectation with respect to the terms on which the legal proceeding now pending in Indiana might ultimately be concluded. Instead, it reflects a strong belief that moving forward with Mr. Haywood as our head coach is not possible under the existing circumstances, Nordenberg said.
Dirty laundry done him in. Better that Pitt finds out now than later.
Nebraska fired Pederson..hired Osborne...Osborne fired Callahan.
Pederson wanted a West coast offense at Nebraska.
Being a loser does not matter.
Being a minority is the only qualification.